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Elderly Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident

A 72-year-old woman has died from injuries she suffered in a recent hit-and-run accident in Garden City Park.

According to Nassau County Police, the woman suffered several traumatic injuries she was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross Nassau Boulevard, just south of Seventh Street at approximately 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday, January 30. She was pronounced dead of her injuries shortly after she arrived at a nearby hospital.

Homicide detectives are now actively seeking the driver, but there are currently no details available about the vehicle involved. Anyone with information about the suspect should call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS.

Why hit-and-run accidents are so serious

Even drivers who were not at fault for a crash must remain at the scene to provide assistance, call the police and exchange insurance and contact information with the other parties involved. A person who leaves the scene of a crash could face felony charges if the accident resulted in injuries or a fatality.

For injury victims, this scenario can be incredibly frustrating. If no at-fault driver can be located, victims may need to work with their own insurance companies to cover their medical bills, lost wages and property damage.

It can be difficult to find the motorists involved in hit-and-run accidents, especially if witnesses do not quickly come forward. However, police officers do use some strategies to find the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

If you or someone close to you has been injured in a serious crash, speak with an experienced Long Island personal injury lawyer at Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP.